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Learn some Delaware history at these 5 events in August

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The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will sponsor five events focused on Delaware history during the month of August 2022. A full schedule is included below. Except where noted, all programs are free and open to the public. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, from 6 to 8 p.m. National Night Out in Historic New Castle. Annual community-building, family-friendly event that …

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State to host free New Castle history camp for kids

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The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will host a free New Castle history camp for children ages 10 to 13 between July 25 and July 29, 2022. Children will explore the storied past of one of America’s most historic towns. Among other things, they’ll learn how Native Americans used the land, explore colonial kitchen gardens, and weigh in …

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Learn some Delaware history at these 4 programs in June

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will sponsor seven special events during the month of June 2022. A full schedule is included below. Admission is free and open to the public, but reservations are required for some programs. Go to this link for additional information and reservation instructions. Friday and Saturday, June 10 and 11, 2022 Separation Day. Celebration marking …

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Learn some Delaware history at these 7 events in May

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

Artistic rendition of the capsizing of the DeBraak by Peggy Kane, 1990.The ship and its sinking will be explored in the program “The Wooden World Revealed” at the Zwaanendael Museum on May 21, 2022. The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will sponsor seven special events during the month of May 2022. A full schedule is included below. Except …

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Delaware to celebrate Women’s History Month with historical events

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will host two special events in March to commemorate the historical contributions of women in Delaware.  The events come on the heels of a jam-packed lineup of events held in February to celebrate Black History Month. Two of those events have yet to be hosted. All programs are free and open to …

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Tours at Dickinson plantation now take visitors to slave burial sites

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

  A sign in a field at the John Dickinson Plantation details the discovery of slave burial sites there. Photo by Charlie Megginson.   A burial ground believed to contain the remains of enslaved people and others who lived, worked and died on the John Dickinson Plantation in Dover was found during archeological fieldwork in March.  The historical site is …